The September/October 2013 issue of Horizons is now online at www.aiaahouston.org/newsletter (52 pages in a 6 MB PDF file for its low resolution version). Horizons is the newsletter of the Houston Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The cover story is, “100 Year Starship Public Symposium,” by Wes Kelly, Triton Systems LLC, and Shen Ge. This issue also contains, “Comet ISON: Bang or Bust?” by Dr. Patrick E. Rodi and an update on our back cover about planning for the Houston Spaceport. That update comes from the Houston Airport System and Professor Larry Bell of the University of Houston’s Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA). This issue concludes with part 8 of 8 of our page by pageP high resolution reprints of the 1952-1954 series of articles from the weekly magazine Collier’s, Man Will Conquer Space Soon! Wernher von Braun led that team of editors, writers and artists.
The May/June 2013 issue of Horizons is now online (17 MB PDF, 56 pages at www.aiaahouston.org/
The March / April 2013 issue of Horizons is now online. Horizons is the newsletter of the Houston Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The cover story is a report from the Woodlands about the 44th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference by Dr. Larry Friesen, Wes Kelly and Shen Ge. This issue contains three articles by Daniel R. Adamo, astrodynamics consultant. First: Near-Earth Objects in Earth-Like Orbits. Second: The “Horseshoe” Orbit of Near-Earth Object 2013 BS45. Third: Chelybinsk Bolide Trajectory Reconstruction. The JSC Astronomical Society starts a newsletter partnership in this issue. This issue concludes with part 5 of 8 from Man Will Conquer Space Soon! This is the 1952-1954 Collier’s series of magazine articles from a team led by Wernher von Braun. Low resolution and high resolution PDFs are available.
I am pleased to announce the results of our 2013-14 AIAA Houston EC Elections. The new positions become effective on July 1, 2013.
Michael Frostad as Chair
Michael Martin as Chair-Elect
Clay Stangle as Vice-Chair Tech
Eryn Beisner as Vice-Chair Ops
Shen Ge as Secretary
Jennifer Wells as Treasurer
Irene Chan as Councilor (Two year Term, 2013-15)
Robert Plunkett as Councilor (Two year Term, 2013-15)
We also received several write-ins for the three open councilor positions; Mike Frostad will reach out to these folks individually and gauge their interest in serving as councilor for the 2013-2015 term.
Thanks to all of you who voted!
AIAA Houston Section 2013-2014 Elections Chair
Save the date for AIAA Houston Section as they welcome Dr. Harold White for his talk on Warp Field Physics at the Gilruth Center on the evening of June 13th. Enjoy dinner and the company of friends and colleagues as we honor AIAA Houston members and learn about Faster-Than-Light (FTL) travel from Dr. White of Johnson Space Center. More information will be forthcoming but save the evening of June 13th!
See the event page for more information as it becomes available.